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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: Jackson on 15 August, 2017, 20:16:42

Title: Plunger A10 Front Wheel
Post by: Jackson on 15 August, 2017, 20:16:42
I have just taken the wheel (what appears to be a normal 8" half width) off and there is a collection of 3 washers or spacers on the LHS, a single washer on the RHS and the spindle has no step in it.
 This looks odd to me. Were there any like this or am I looking at a bodge?
I think my safest option is to get a new spindle and bearings and replace them. Everything else looks OK.
I'd appreciate any thoughts with thanks.
Adrian
Title: Re: Plunger A10 Front Wheel
Post by: Greybeard on 15 August, 2017, 21:17:46
It certainly sounds like a bodge, Adrian. Mine - 1952 -  has no spacers and the parts book doesn't show any. It should be the stepped spindle 67-5566. Ive been making up a list of stainless steel parts I want eventually. Barleycorn Engineering do one for about 35 quid or there are some on a certain auction website about 45 I think.Having said that, when I do take the plunge I shall probably have an original going spare  ;)

Steve
Title: Re: Plunger A10 Front Wheel
Post by: Jackson on 15 August, 2017, 22:43:30
Thanks very much Steve, that's as I suspected. I'm looking forward to what I find elsewhere on the bike. :( I think, to be on the safe side and as the bearings feel a bit rough, I'll  replace the bearings and get a new stainless spindle. I really don't understand how the existing setup ever worked - the bush on the RH bearing is there so the unstepped spindle can't have fitted the LH bearing unless there are two different bearing sizes!
Regards,
Adrian.
Title: Re: Plunger A10 Front Wheel
Post by: JulianS on 16 August, 2017, 09:21:35
Cross section of the hub below.
Title: Re: Plunger A10 Front Wheel
Post by: Jackson on 16 August, 2017, 15:26:58
Thanks, I've just ordered a new spindle and bearings.
I seem to have two bushes  :)
Regards,
Adrian.
Title: Re: Plunger A10 Front Wheel
Post by: A10 JWO on 16 August, 2017, 17:33:19
Draganfly Motorcycles website have a brilliant website for looking at issues like this, just go to parts and enter you model, then go to wheels. Ticks all the boxes.